Unlike in many European countries, there are no organised camp sites in Iran. You can simply head to any open green space, pitch your tent and camp out. But remember that there won’t be toilets, a telephone signal or any other amenities–just you and good old mother nature!
Mount Damavand is Asia’s highest volcanic mountain. If you’re a brave mountaineer or want to take a hike in the surrounding landscape then why not set up camp and enjoy a night in nature whilst you prepare for your adventure?
Bordered by the mighty Zargos mountains, the Kurdish region of Iran boasts some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country.
The province of Lorestan is very well known for its natural beauty, with the Gahar lakes among its biggest attractions. It is quite common for locals to camp around the lakes, so you’ll right at home setting up home for the night.
Camping with nomads
If you’re not quite feeling up to braving the great outdoors on your own, then book a tour to experience a camping trip with local nomads. Nomad peoples in Iran tend to move from one place to another herding livestock, they are known in Iran as Kooch Neshinan. Many travel companies offer tours ranging from a few days to a full week, where you can live alongside the Kooch Neshinan and learn about their way of life.
‘Shomal’ means north in Persian, and refers largely to the province of Mazandaran in the north of Iran. Think rolling green hills and pure serenity.
Golestan Province is located in the north-east of Iran, south of the Caspian Sea. Located within Golestan is the Golestan National Park, the biggest natural park in Iran, covering 90 sq. acres. Home to many rare species of birds and animals, it is an essential camping destination. Be aware that wildfires caused by negligent campers have been an issue in recent times, which has led to the creation of designated camping areas for tourists.